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16/12/2004 - Dean's Canvey revenge mission
FARNBOROUGH Town chief Dean Austin is sending his troops on a revenge mission to Park Lane this weekend in a match he believes could prove crucial in his team’s season.
Austin has ear-marked Saturday’s trip to Canvey Island as a must-win game as victory will not only see Boro continue their slow climb up the Conference table, but also suck Jeff King’s Canvey into the relegation mire.
Back in September, a dismal start from Austin’s side resulted in Boro chasing a two-goal deficit for which they were unable to turn around in a 3-1 defeat.
And with Austin looking to erase fans’ memories of Boro’s last trip to Park Lane – a 6-0 FA Trophy defeat 11 months ago –Boro have enough incentive to turn on the style.
The boss said: “I believe we owe them one after the 6-0 last year and the 3-1 earlier in the season.
“While the word ‘revenge’ won’t be used in the team talk as such, it’s probably one which the boys will have in mind when they go onto the pitch on Saturday.
“We have had Canvey watched a couple of times recently and they’ve played differently both times so they are not giving anything away.
“But I do know what they have got and I’m confident the boys can go out there and get a result.”
Canvey Island were one of Austin’s hot tips at the start of the season as there was little to doubt to their ability to score goals with Lee Boylan partnering Neil Gregory up front.
The former is no stranger to scoring goals against Boro, after bagging hat-tricks in his last two clashes with the Cherrywood Road side – back in January during the third round 6-0 annihilation in the FA Trophy before the 3-1 league defeat at Cherrywood Road this term.
But since the free-scoring hitman broke his ankle back in September, Canvey have become a different prospect with goals hard to come by, and the defence – despite ex-Aldershot Town man Dominic Sterling leading the line – struggling to keep them out at the other end.
With just one point gained from a possible 18 – and an FA Cup defeat at Aldershot to boot — Canvey sit second from bottom in the form table, and lie just one point above Boro in the main ladder with Austin’s men having a game in hand.
In those seven games, Canvey have conceded no fewer than 20 goals and Austin knows Saturday represents an excellent opportunity to stretch his side’s unbeaten run to four.
The good news for the Boro boss is the return of new striker Richard Pacquette from suspension and he is expected to feature heavily in the front line with Boro currently the lowest goalscorers in the Conference.
Pacquette looks set to partner the in-form Paul Harkness in the forward line with Saturday’s scorer Stephen Hughes possibly offered a free role just behind.
Anthony Charles was tactically left out of the starting line-up by Austin against Forest Green on Saturday to save him from suspension for this game so he should also feature. Both he and star man Gary Holloway are just one yellow card away from a one-game ban.
The boss has one or two minor injury concerns but is confident of picking a strong squad with the sole absentees being Lloyd Blackman and Mark Rooney